This is just a quick reminder that you shouldn’t be paying anyone to get published. They pay you. That’s how it works. Ignore all comments like this one, they are a total scam:
For those who may Google this:
Is Cawing Crow Press legit? No.
Is Cawing Crow Press good? No.
Cawing Crow Press. Cawing Crow Press. Cawing Crow Press.
Is Cawing Crow Press a scam? Yes.*
Is Cawing Crow Press a Vanity Press? Yes.*
If you are worried about your book, hired an EDITOR. A reputable one.
Lmfao, went to his site. It is the least legit thing ever. This post isn’t even necessary, his website is screaming THIS IS A SCAM.
Update: Craig is back. He posted a comment that I sent straight to spam because I do think it’s spam, but here’s what it said:
I’d like a moment to comment on your post. I am truly trying to offer a way for people to get quality books published. It’s not a scam, I am dedicated to this model where we work with the author to get their manuscript up to par for publication. Maybe the real scams are the places that milk authors for all the money they can. We don’t do that. We offer a product, for a very low price, that will work for many. Maybe it’s not for you, but to call it a scam? I think not.
Yeah, interpret it as you will. I think it’s a scam. I doubt his services, if they are at all useful, are worth it for the price. If he didn’t want people thinking his website was a scam, he should’ve taken a graphic design class, not based his website around the layout of the GET GIRLS TO DROP THEIR PANTIES WITH THESE THREE EASY STEPS sites, and not gone around SPAMMING people in place of advertising.
Another update: He is bothering me to take this down but I won’t. In my opinion, you should not waste your money on his services. I can direct you to services geared towards self-published and indie authors that are reasonably priced.
*UPDATE as of 4/15/15: Craig is no longer charging a submission fee for submitting a manuscript, meaning Cawing Crow Press is no longer a Vanity Press. However, after talking with an author thinking of working with them, I still would advise against working with Cawing Crow Press. If you just want to be able to say that you have been “published” then they probably won’t try to scam you as far as I can tell, but they aren’t going to do anything for your book that hundreds of indie publishers couldn’t do better.